Police arrest U.S. soldiers over sexual crime at Everland

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 1, 2014 - 16:23
  • Updated : Jun 1, 2014 - 16:32
The police arrested three U.S. Army soldiers accused of sexually harassing and assaulting employees of a water park while intoxicated on Saturday.

The Yongin Dongbu Police Station in Gyeonggi Province said the three soldiers belong to the 2nd Infantry Division stationed in South Korea and the victims were employees of Everland’s Caribbean Bay, a unit of Samsung Group.

The soldiers, including a 25-year-old identified only by his initial M, allegedly touched a 32-year-old female employee’s body. They also grabbed the hand of a different 23-year-old female employee and refused to let go, telling her that she is “sexy.” 


When Everland staff tried to restrain the three soldiers, they attacked them while resisting.

Everland officials called the police, which ended the incident that lasted for about two hours.

The three soldiers allegedly spat on and punched policemen while resisting arrest.

The police arrested two soldiers on the spot and caught the other after he attempted to run.

The policed said they turned the soldiers over to their base around 4 a.m. Sunday, and will call them in for questioning later.

By Suh Ye-seul (